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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

An inquiry into computer hacking by the UK media resulted in the arrest of its first suspect, a 52-year-old from Milton Keynes.

The as-yet-unidentified middle-aged man was arrested on Thursday morning by officers from Scotland Yard as part of Operation Tuleta, an investigation into computer hacking by the press that is running parallel to other inquiries. These include unrelated phone voicemail interception investigations and an investigation into alleged tip-off payments to the police. The suspect was taken to a Thames Valley police station for questioning over alleged computer misuse offences.

"Operation Tuleta is investigating a number of allegations regarding breach of privacy, received by the Met since January 2011, which fell outside the remit of Operation Weeting, including computer hacking," a Scotland Yard statement explained.

Previously arrests of media executives and journalists, mostly individuals who worked for the now defunct News of the World, were made by officers from Operation Weeting – investigating mobile phone voicemail hacking – and Operation Elveden, an investigation into payments to the police by the media. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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